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Pejac's Newest Series "Redemption" Utilizes Pressed Wood as Canvas

March 7, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

Spanish street artist Pejac‘s work (previously) is known for its subtle interaction with urban environments, small interruptions to everyday buildings like bird-shaped cracks created in an abandoned power plant’s windows, or trompe l’oeil paintings scattered through the streets of the district of Uskudar. Pejac’s newest series brings an urban resource into the studio rather than having the artist travel out. Utilizing pressed wood as a pseduo-canvas, Pejac draws with black ink and pencil to produce soft deer, birds, and flowers in the works’ foregrounds. These natural elements showcase the wooden medium’s origin, highlighting how natural environments are continuously being chopped…

 

 



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Birds Appear in the Negative Space of Shattered Windowpanes in a New Intervention from Pejac

October 26, 2016

Christopher Jobson

All photos by Sasha Bogojev Barcelona-based artist Pejac (previously) was recently in Rijeka, Croatia where he completed a number of new artworks as part of a residency with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. His most impressive new intervention appeared in the windows of an abandoned power plant where the artist utilized the cracked glass in old windows to form a flock of birds escaping the aim of a boy in silhouette holding a slingshot. Titled Camouflage, Pejac says the work is in tribute to artist René Magritte who famously depicted birds in many of his paintings as silhouettes…

 

 



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Gravity-Defying Shoes Installed on the Streets of London by Pejac

June 23, 2016

Christopher Jobson

All photos by Gary Van Handley. For his first ever public intervention in London, street artist Pejac (previously) created four installations of sneakers hanging from lampposts with a slight twist: the shoes dangle up instead of down. The head-scratching installations titled “Downside Up” can be found around East London and are a teaser ahead of a solo show that opens next month….

 

 



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New Paintings on the Streets of Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul by Pejac

July 8, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Spanish street artist Pejac Pejac (previously) recently toured Asia with stops in Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo where he created a number of murals and temporary installations that incorporate cultural references meant both as praise and critique. You can see several additional pieces posted on his website. (via Street Art Utopia)…

 

 



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Trompe-l'œil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac

October 20, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…Spanish street artist Pejac (previously) just stopped by Istanbul where he painted three new trompe-l’œil pieces in the district of Uskudar titled Lock, Poster and Shutters. Painted with brushes, acrylic paint, pencils and sandpaper the works are located very close together are intended to represent the “perception and illusion of freedom.” He mentions the literal translation of Trompe l’oeil from French as “eye trap,” and says “in the case of these three windows, the trap works in both directions: from outside to inside and from inside to outside.” You can follow Pejac’s most recent work on Instagram. (via Complex, StreetArtNews)…

 

 



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Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by 'Pejac' Interact with the Outside World

September 22, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Early last month, Spanish artist Pejac (previously) created a fun silhouette artwork commemorating the 40th anniversary of French high-wire walker Philippe Petit’s daring walk between the Twin Towers in New York. In Pejac’s version, a tightrope walker painted in black acrylic on an interior window is shown walking along an airplane contrail several miles away in the sky. The fun optical illusion caught the attention of Sasha Bogojev over at Hi-Fructose who discovered the artist has been creating similar silhouette artworks since 2011. Seen here are a few of our favorites. Photos by Paco Esteve and Silvia Guinovart courtesy the…